Technorama Ep 536: Levity in my Brevity

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On This Day In History for June 27, 2018

This is the 178th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1895, that The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • It was also this date in 1898 that The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
  • On June 27, 1971, After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the “Church of Rock and Roll”.
  • 36 years ago today, Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
  • It was 5 years ago today, that NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • French astronomer and academic, Alexis Bouvard, born on this date in 1767.
  • Augustus De Morgan, the English mathematician and logician was born 212 years ago today.
  • Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 was born on that same date in 1838.
  • Born June 27, 1872, American astronomer Heber Doust Curtis.
  • Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist was born on that same date in 1880.
  • Juan Trippe, the American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways was born 119 years ago today.
  • American pool player, Willie Mosconi was born 105 years ago today.
  • American businessman and politician, Ross Perot, born on this date in 1930.
  • Also turning 81 today is American physicist and astronaut Joseph P. Allen.
  • American director, producer, and screenwriter, J.J. Abrams, born on this date in 1966.
  • American actor, Tobey Maguire is 43 today.

Listener Birthdays

  • 27 – Jordan Burkhead, daughter of Chip Burkhead from The Scotchcast
  • 29 – Martin McKeay (Accch, this is the Big 40!)
  • 30 – Alexis Duran (ADdude)
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for June 27, 2018


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